Jul 1, 2011 6:00pm PDT
home from afghanistan and shared what independence day means to him. >>> an escort for a u.s. marine. riley walter, his hometown street filled with family and friends. in the driveway a hand shape and a hug from dad. >> probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> reporter: and a long awaited kiss from his high school sweetheart. >> it was one of the greatest feelings, just being home. i'm just really glad to be home. >> reporter: riley welter comes home on a holiday weekend when the nation is said to celebrate the red, white and blue. and this young 19-year-old man knows even more now the importance of independence day. >> it makes me more proud, it love serving this country, our great nation. we were doing great things over there. >> your service, our freedom. >> reporter: patriot writer penat is a veteran himself with a son of his own in the service. >> we need to celebrate more as far as old glory, the red white and blue. god bless america, you are here in the land of the free. because of the brave. >> lance corporal walter served seven months in afghanistan, second batallion.
Jul 1, 2011 10:00pm PDT
area marine back on the front lines of afghanistan. his story and more straight ahead. completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and chase what matters. >>> hospital patients have enough to worry about without wondering if their young doctor got sleep. after decades of concern there are some new rules for some but not all. here is more. >> reporter: julia, this all starts today. i read through this 19 page directive. major pains a-- it could impact hospitals, medical residents ap patients. california pacific medical center, she's a medical year resident. >> sometimes you get a little bit of sleep, there's definitely nights where you don't. >> reporter: starting today new rules are taking effect nationwide. first year residents can only work 16 hours in a row instead of 30 hours. they must have at least eight hours off between shifts. it's prompted by public concern over sleep depravation and safety. >> we've done this with airline p
Jul 1, 2011 5:00pm PDT
chief told the troops he is fully focused on the war in afghanistan and on defeating al- qaida. panetta replaces robert gates who retired yesterday. >>> as congress struggles to reduce the nation's massive degrees massive deficit, the white house is eyeing the defense department. president obama has proposed cutting $500 million from the pentagon. new weapons systems could be in jeopardy. >> these include a new nuclear submarine for the navy, they include a new bomber for the air force. i think there's aircraft carriers out there that gates himself have said we probably don't need. >> in an opinion piece, donald rumsfeld said president obama's proposed defense cuts would be a quote grievous mistakes. >>> under the new rules, employees can listen to music and read while on duty if traffic permits. they can also request to take a leave if they're too tired to work. the new rules are part of an agreement between the federal aviation administration and the air traffic controllers union after several controllers were caught napping on the job. >>> a lot of commuters made other plans after t
Jul 2, 2011 7:00am PDT
tour of military duty in afghanistan, and you will see his happy homecoming right here only on 2. 19-year-old lance corporal riley walter received a hero's welcome and escort to his family home. his friends and high school sweetheart and parents were all thrilled to see him home safely. he says his time in afghanistan makes him appreciate even more what he has here in the united states. >> my experience is definitely changed. i mean, it makes me so much more proud. there's a lot more honor. i love serving this country, our yet nation. and we were doing get things over there. probably the proudest guy in town right now. >> walter family says this independence day will always have special meaning because of riley's military service. >>> royal newlyweds william and kate continue their tour of canada today. later this afternoon they are going to depart from montreal. that's where they'll tour a children's hospital and then on friday, william and kate will make their way to southern california. they're going to be greeted at the los angeles international airport by governor brown and his